3. Binge drinking

Binge drinking leads children to a life shortened and often ended by brain and liver damage, falls, traffic and other pedestrian accidents.

How bad is it?:

Research shows that although the number of 12 to 17 year olds who are drinking alcohol has remained fairly stable during the past decade, the number of those who are drinking at harmful levels has increased significantly in that time. Among 16–24 year olds, alcohol related harm is one of the leading causes of disease and injury burden.

Other research proves that alcohol should not be consumed at all prior to the age of 23. Human brain development is adversely affected by alcohol in quite dramatic ways.

Binge drinking by adults is encouraged by the provision of all night licensed venues including beer barns, alcohol advertising and promotional efforts of alcohol suppliers.

And more often than not, these binge drinkers are pedestrians, stumbling around with a BAC level known to be dangerous.


2 Responses to 3. Binge drinking

  1. Wyn says:

    How many pedestrians with a BAC over 0.08 are killed on the roads each year? How many with a BAC under 0.08?

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